FiBAN is looking forward to year 2014 with an excellent board and active members!
FiBAN is looking forward to year 2014 with an excellent board and active members! We would like to welcome Anne Berner and Aarne Sipilä who have joined the board and take part in developing the Finnish business angel activities. Below you find the closer details about our fine team and we are happy to receive any comments about developing our activity.
Jan D. Oker-Blom | Managing Director
Claes Mikko Nilsen | Coordinator
Riku Asikainen | Chairman
Riku Asikainen has an entrepreneurial backgroung and has done over 30 angel investments. Riku was one of the founders of FiBAN has functioned as the chairman since 2013. Riku also participated in the Finnish "Drafon's Den" (Leijonan luola).
Jaakko Salminen | Vice-Chairman
Contact: jaakko(at)fiban.org | (+358)40 7613775
Jaakko Salminen is an active business angel and done actively business angel investments since his corporational career. Jaakko has funtioned as the chairman of Ohjelmistoyrittäjät and is interested in ICT focused startups, especially music startups.
Anne Berner | Board Member
Anne Berner is a well know entrepreneur and business angel. Anne has succesfully grewn her family company Vallila Interiors tobecome one of the leading interior design companies in Finland. Anne participated in the Finnish "Dragon's Den" TV-program in which she did several investments.
+358 400 469484
Juha Kurkinen was one of the founders of FiBAN and the firsth board chairman 2010-2012. Juha has a corporational background and owns interest especially in startups within food industry.
Aarne Sipilä | Board Member
Aarne is an experieced business angel with a previous background from global corporations. Aarne's main focus is in ICT and high tech start-ups.
Ari Hyppönen | Board Member
Ari is a cleantech business angel with a portfolio of ten companies. His investments targets are startups that find new ways to use technology to let consumers and businesses save money and resources by reusing, recycling and becoming more energy efficient. Ari was with F-Secure Corporation for 20 years as a member of the board and CTO.
Pekka Vartiainen | Board member
Contact: pekka(at)fiban.org | (+358)40 7556008
Pekka Vartiainen has a wide industrial background and started his activity as an business angel in 2011. Pekka's main interest is in startups from machinery sector.
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